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Claude-Prosper Jolyot de CREBILLON (dit CREBILLON FILS)

L'ecumoire, Histoire japonoise. [Tansaï et Neadarné]

Chez Arkstée et Merkus, A Amsterdam 1743, In-16 (8x13,5cm), (2) XVIII (4) 208pp. ; (6) 328pp., 2 tomes en un volume relié.

Dutch counterfeiting of the illustrated edition of 1743 to Pekin, the first edition of the only text dating back to 1734. A frontispiece repeated in the 2 volumes (the Chinese emperor and his court with monkeys in trees). Title pages in red and black.
Bindings in full calfskin from the icy era. [...]

600 €

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Louise Alexandrine Comtesse de GUIBERT

Agatha, ou la religieuse anglaise

Chez Maradan, A Paris 1797, In-16 (8,5x13,5cm), 213pp. ; 193pp. et (4) 195pp. ; 211pp., 4 tomes en 2 volumes reliés.

Original, rare edition, illustrated with 4 lithographed and captioned frontispieces.
Binding in full brown sheepskin of rooted era. Smooth back decorated with small irons with urn and bouquet. Red morocco title labels, black morocco number pieces. Frame caster on the boards. Golden slices. [...]

450 €

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Jean-Louis GUEZ DE BALZAC

Carminum libri tres

Augustin Courbe, Paris 1650, In-4 (17,5x24cm), (16) 475pp. (10), relié.

first edition. A beautiful allegorical frontispiece by François Chauveau engraved by Regnesson, a title vignette by Picart and various engraved ornaments: headbands, dead ends, drop caps ...

Binding in full speckled brown contemporary sheepskin. Richly decorated back to nerves. title [...]

450 €

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Jean-Baptiste Marquis de BOYER D'ARGENS

Memoires et lettres de M. le Marquis d'Argens

Aux dépens de La Compagnie, A Londres 1762, In-12 (9,5x16,2cm), 340pp., 2 parties en un volume relié.

New edition, after the original published in 1735.
Binding in full brown sheepskin contemporary. Ornate nerved back. Piece of blond calf title. A lack in mind. A blunt corner. Frictions. Browning on the margins of the first 2 sheets.

250 €

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Jean DESMARETS DE SAINT SORLIN

Les delices de l'esprit : dialogues dediez aux beaux esprits du monde

Chez Florentin Lambert, A Paris 1661, In-Folio (24x36cm), (18) 125pp. (1bc) (9) ; 63pp. (1bc) (6) ; (18) 195pp. (1bc)

first edition of 1658, with a relay title to Lambert's address and to the date of 1661. Apart from the title page, the only notable difference is the removal of the epistle to Cardinal de Mazarin who died on March 9 1661. The illustration is due to François Chauveau: 5 ornate frontispiece titles, [...]

3 000 €

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Jacques DELILLE

Les jardins ou l'art d'embellir les paysages

De l'imprimerie de Ph. Le Boussonnier, A Londres 1801, In-4 (23x29,5cm), (2) iv, xxii, 143pp. xii, relié.

New edition, partly original, decorated with a medallion portrait of the author by Roger. This edition was released simultaneously in small format in-16. It is increased by 1100 verses on the first of 1782.
Binding in full Havana calf, signed Bozérian tail. Smooth back decorated with 4 irons [...]

500 €

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Marie LE PECH DE CALAGES

Judith, ou la délivrance de Bethulie, poeme saint dedié à la reyne

Par Arnauld Colomiez, A Toloze 1660, In-4 (17x22,5cm), (16) 3-136pp., relié.

first edition, rare.
Binding in half green vellum early nineteenth. Smooth back decorated with quiver irons and rollers. title label in red morocco.

200 €

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GUINGUENE

La décade philosophique, littéraire et politique

Au Bureau de la Décade philosophique, A Paris 1797 (An 6), In-8 (13x20cm), (2) 577-582p. 576pp. et (2) 577-582p.

First edition of this complete year of La décade philosophique, one tome per quarter.
Binding in half brown contemporary sheepskin. Smooth decorated back. Title and number pieces in red morocco.

400 €

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